This spring, Sotheby’s will present a timed-based online auction featuring a broad selection of exciting themes captured by the father of stop-motion photography: Eadweard Muybridge. With subjects ranging from lions and dogs to athletes and acrobats, more than 60 lots will be offered, including the present remarkable photograph of a cockatoo in flight, which was reportedly a favourite of Muybridge’s lecture audiences. The entire catalogue can be viewed online from 24 March to 10 April, and the works can be seen in person at Sotheby’s New York from 30 March to 4 April. Click ahead for a preview of some of the sale’s most captivating images.
In Motion: Photographs by Eadweard Muybridge Sold to Benefit the Acquisition Fund of the Denver Art Museum
24 March–10 April Online